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iwanttogotostanford
 one year ago
ALGEBRA II HELP : Simplify i^38
iwanttogotostanford
 one year ago
ALGEBRA II HELP : Simplify i^38

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steve816
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4SImply divide the exponent by 4, and find the remainder. In this case, the remainder is 2, and is the same is i^2 so the answer is just 1!

steve816
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4Do you see what I did there my friend?

iwanttogotostanford
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0why would you divide the exponent by 4?

steve816
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4because my teacher told me.

Nnesha
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0hahah very good answer. :p

steve816
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4I'm KIDDING WITH YOU!!! Because it is pretty much a cycle. Every 4th power it just goes back to i, so you want to divide by 4 and find the remainder, and that is the real exponent that you should use.

iwanttogotostanford
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok, thanks!

Nnesha
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0bec it's cycle dw:1440198277504:dw after i^4 repeat the patteerrn

iwanttogotostanford
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0thank you @Nnesha and @steve816

steve816
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4No problem my friend. I'm always here to help.
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